When I was putting together Cove's nursery I knew I wanted to have meaning behind every piece. We are lovers of the west coast and the beach, so that was a huge part of our inspiration. It is even where we named our baby boy after (Crystal Cove in Laguna). The photo that hangs above his crib is from one of our recent trips to California. I also decided to use very light and bright colors to make it a happy place. Indigo, grey and a muted coral were the other touches I added.
The door stopper came from my parents who bought it for Cove when they were in Nova Scotia. The little train set came from Ian's parents and the books on the shelves are both vintage books from our childhood. Having pieces like this made the room even more of a happy place.
I think a lot of people get really excited when decorating and think they need to spend a lot of money on everything. I make an effort to only spend money on pieces that stand out the most and that make a statement. You can get everything else very reasonable. That is exactly what we did here.
It is by far one of my favorite rooms in our house, and where Cove and I frequent the most.